Example Course Plan

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Theatre Arts Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2019-2020 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional

 

* Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) must complete two of the following three courses: THEA 110 - Stagecraft, THEA 112 - Costume Technology, and THEA 114 - Lighting and Sound Technology.
** Optional.
*** THEA 288 is the required BA Acting course prerequisite to all further upper level acting courses. (Not all Theatre Arts BA students elect to complete the acting sequence.)

Year 2
Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is fall or spring, second, third, or fourth year.

Additional Information
  • The course plan is flexible enough to accommodate all double majors.
  • All Theatre Arts majors - BA, BFA Acting, Design & Technology and Music Theatre must take Gateway in the first fall semester.
  • The Arts (AR) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 241 in the second or third year.
  • The Cultural & Historical Change (CHC) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 371 or THEA 372 in the third year.

 

Acting Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2019-2020 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the  MyIWU  degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional

* Students pursing the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) must complete  two  of the following three courses: THEA 110: Stagecraft, THEA 112: Costume Technology, and THEA 114: Lighting and Sound Technology.

Year 2
Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is fall or spring,third year.

Additional Information
  • All Theatre Arts majors - BA, BFA Acting, Design & Technology and Music Theatre must take Gateway in the first fall semester.
  • The Arts (AR) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 241 in the second or third year.
  • The Cultural & Historical Change (CHC) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 371 or THEA 372 in the third year.

 

Music Theatre Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2019-2020 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the  MyIWU  degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional ****

* Students pursuing the BFA (Music Theatre) must take one of the following three courses: THEA 110, 112, or THEA 114 in either fall or spring semester (total of 0.5 units for this requirement).

** Audition required. (Must be taken 2 times during the first year.)

*** Student will be allowed to register only after the examination.

**** It is strongly recommended that all Music Theatre majors take a May Term and register for either a course which fulfills a general education requirement or THEA 391 (audition required).

Year 2

Fall Semester

*** Student will be allowed to register only after the examination.

Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is fall or spring,third year.

Additional Information
  • All Theatre Arts majors - BA, BFA Acting, Design & Technology and Music Theatre must take Gateway in the first fall semester.
  • The Arts (AR) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 241 in the second or third year.
  • The Cultural & Historical Change (CHC) general education requirement is fulfilled by THEA 371 or THEA 372 in the third year.
  • Music Theatre majors may take up to 5.5 course units without receiving special permission.

Design & Technology Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2019-2020 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses. 

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the  MyIWU  degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional
Year 2
Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is fall or spring, third year.

Additional Information
  • All Theatre Arts majors -BA, BFA Acting, Design & Technology and Music Theatre must take Gateway in the first fall semester.
  • Theatre Arts majors degrees fulfill the Arts (AR) general education requirement with THEA 241 in the second or third year.
  • The Cultural & Historical Change (CHC) general education credit is fulfilled by THEA 371 or THEA 372 in the third year.